Winston Churchill

30 Nov 1874 // 24 Jan 1965
Politician / Statesman / Orator


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True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information
Too often the strong and silent man, is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent
To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often
Those who can win a war well can rarely make a good peace and those who could make a good peace would never have won the war
There is no such thing as public opinion. There is only published opinion
There is no such thing as a good tax
There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true
The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is
The problems of victory are more agreeable than the problems of defeat, but they are no less difficult
The price of greatness is responsibility
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."